In Brief

Genesys offers women lifestyle renewal

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) is conducting its spring session of “Renew,” a 12-week weight loss and fitness program exclusively for women. A free, informational session will take place April 5, at 6:30 p.m., at GAC.

The 12 weeks of Renew are packed with personalized wellness coaching; support and encouragement; and education on nutrition, emotional eating, food choices, body image, overcoming health and exercise obstacles, and staying positive.

Renew emphasizes small lifestyle changes and attainable goals.

Each woman is assigned her own wellness coach who will guide her on a lifestyle change journey at a pace that works for her.

Monthly support groups, private studio fitness classes, stress management education, meal preparation and portion control also are included in the 12 weeks of Renew.

Cost of the program is $349. Groups of 11 will receive a one-person-free discount.

To learn more about Renew, sign up for the free informational meeting on April 5 by calling Genesys Athletic Club at 810-606-7846.

Genesys Athletic Club is located on the Genesys Regional Medical Center-Health Park campus in Grand Blanc Township (off I-75 at Holly Road). Genesys Athletic Club recently was named best fitness facility in Genesee County by area residents. — G.G.

Cancer center to hold educational support group

FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will be April 6 at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute,302 Kensington Ave. Refreshments will be served starting at 12:30 p.m. The meeting is 1-2:30 p.m. The featured speaker: Dr. Mark Roby, Cancer Survivor. The topic: “The Gift of Hope” — A Journey of Courage & Survival. The event if free and open to the public. Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762-8313. — G.G.

Mott Foundation appoints new vice president

FLINT — Neal R. Hegarty has been promoted to Vice President and Associate Director of Programs at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Hegarty, who joined the Foundation’s staff in 2000, has held several positions within the Foundation, most recently serving as director of the Flint-Area grantmaking program. In his new position, he will maintain responsibility for the Flint grantmaking portfolio.

Hegarty was assistant director of the Capital Area Literacy Coalition in Lansing, Michigan before joining the Foundation as an associate program officer on the Flint Area team.

In 2003, he was promoted to program officer, managing grant portfolios in the Flint-Area and Pathways Out of Poverty programs. In 2008, he was named program director of the Flint-Area grantmaking team.

In addition to a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Hegarty earned a master’s in public policy and administration from Michigan State University.

Details: Visit — G.G.

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